Today starts two weeks of barbecue, grilling, and picnic recipes. I love summer and we spend lots of time on the deck grilling, firing up the smoker, and just enjoying the outdoors. My dream is to have an outdoor kitchen. Our house backs up to woods so we get lots of critters to drive the dogs nuts but I could do without the copperheads.
This recipe can be made with any cut of chicken ~ I used drumsticks and thighs. For being so simple, it’s very flavorful and not too spicy.
Southwestern Grilled Chicken
2 tbsps olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken or an equivalent of your favorite cuts
Combine all the ingredients, except chicken, in a small bowl and mix to blend well. Brush mixture over the chicken, coating well. Grill chicken until cooked and no pink remains.
Serve with shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped cilantro or parsley, chopped black olives, if desired.